Chris is a nationally acclaimed trainer and consultant with over 30 years of experience in education. Previously as a teacher for 18 years, he was a successful Head of Physical Education and went on to become a Teaching and Learning consultant for Somerset Local Authority. He was a senior leader in a highly successful all-through 3 – 16 school for 7 years and was also the only associate teaching trainer with Ginnis Training Ltd – an education consultancy company led by the late, great Paul Ginnis, author of The Teachers’ Toolkit. He runs his own consultancy business, TLC Education Services Ltd, is senior SLE for North Somerset Teaching Alliance and has worked in over 285 schools across England and Wales.
Significant improvements to practice and results are achieved through his partnerships with schools, individuals, departments and leadership teams. His work is focused solely on school improvement; mainly based in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 although in his previous role as Head of Staff development in a 3 – 16 school he supported teachers in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 as well. He has also been part of several teams that have taken schools out of unfavourable categories to secure good judgements in inspections.
His aim is to help schools, academies, colleges, organisations and teachers translate evidence based and inspiring ideas about teaching and learning into effective practice by providing lively and interactive training and pragmatic and focused consultancy. He engages frequently in long term consultancy, focusing on issues ranging from the quality of teaching, to the nature of learning, staff development, appraisal, behaviour management, middle leadership, mentoring and coaching.